the tao of jaklumen

the path of the sage must become the path of the hero

Be Water, My Friend


“The Tao is like water. Water takes the
lowest way. It flows around obstacles. It has
no projections but it penetrates that which
has no crevices. It is the softest of all things,
but it grinds rock. It resists nothing, but is
irresistible. It asks for nothing, but nourishes
everything. It strives for nothing, but trans-
forms everything.”

— attributed to Lao Tzu, The Tao Te Ching (from a translation by Carol Deppe, based on the Ma-wang-tui Silk Texts)

(excerpt from an interview on the Pierre Berton Show)

If you have made it this far, congratulations. Now you shall see, dear reader, my affection and love for the Eastern paths, particularly the philosophical school of Taoism.

I believe this to be an enrichment to the religious doctrine which I also hold dear, but I have held back, in fear of ridicule, derision, and accusation of heresy. It is a paradox, for some already would attack these doctrinal beliefs as such alone.

But I feel it is time to share my journey, to begin to reveal what is in my soul, my spirit, the essence of my being.

Welcome, once again, to the tao of jaklumen.

Author: jaklumen

Wherever you see "jaklumen", that's me- the username is still unique as of the current year. Be aware that the facet you see, is only a small part of the me that is me.

2 thoughts on “Be Water, My Friend

  1. The way of water is not easy, for my soul is filled with fire. Passion is like flames, and in my pain, rage smolders like a burning cinder. But I have come to one who is like water, who is still and cool when at peace, and as stormy as the sea when disturbed.

    We are united once again in the mortal frame, yin to yang. The fire may be quenched, and is sufficient to move the water along the wheel of time, and we write our story upon the akashic record.


  2. Fascinating…..and much to think about. Thank you for sharing this.


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